|Birth: ||Jul. 18, 1881|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1929|
South Carolina, USA
Jim King is the son of John King and Johanna Keefe. Jim is the youngest child of this couple, the only son among sisters Ellen Josephine "Nellie" King Crowley, Mary Agnes "Mae" King Blake and Anna M King who died when an infant.
Jim's mother died when he was an infant. His sisters, father and his mother's sister, Maggie Keefe, raised him. Jim attended St Charles Catholic Church School in Bellows Falls. He worked delivering meat for a local grocer (A M Richards) then spent some time in Panama working on the canal construction. He next served as a mounted sergeant of police in Charleston, SC from 1916 to 1918 during which time he was an incognito representative of the intelligence service of the US army and navy. Resigning that position at the close of the war (WWI) he entered the service of the internal revenue bureau where he remained until late in 1921 when he became deputy clerk of federal court. His work as a "revenuer" (prohibition officer) was in the "Dark Corner" of upstate SC where he met and married Bessie Ballenger who also worked for the federal court. Her father was a magistrate in Greenville county. Thay were wed on 10 July 1920.
Jim and Bessie are the parents of Johannah Elizabeth King Bell and Anne Ballenger King McCuen. In 1924 just before the girls were born he began to work for a new detective agency in Greenville to conduct criminal and civil investigations. He became Chief of the local branch of the Palmetto Detectives Bureau. He passed away of a heart attack before the girls reached school age. They have made him the grandfather of 13.
John C King (1846 - 1909)
Johanna Keefe King (1855 - 1881)
Elizabeth Anne Ballenger King (1891 - 1974)
Johannah Elizabeth King Bell (1925 - 2014)*
Ellen Josephine King Crowley (1877 - 1957)*
Mary Agnes King Blake (1878 - 1932)*
Anna M King (1879 - 1880)*
James Henry King (1881 - 1929)
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section C
Maintained by: Suzannah McCuen
Originally Created by: Robin Farley Dixson
Record added: Dec 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10072319